The telecommunication’s Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, said this during the inauguration of blocks of classrooms and offices at St. John’s Primary School, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun. The school is one of those adopted by Airtel. Two years ago, it adopted Oremeji Primary School 2 in Ajegunle, Lagos.
Ogunsanya argued that quality education offered children the best opportunity in life to realise their dreams of becoming future leaders. He noted that a conducive environment was critical to the development of a sound mind, adding that it was in recognition of the importance of education and as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility that it had committed itself to the adoption of public primary schools across the country.
He commended the Ogun State Government for its commitment to the free education programme. Ogunsanya, however, appealed to government, especially the local authorities across the country, to help to protect the company’s gesture by ensuring that the schools under its Adopt-a-School programme were adequately protected from hoodlums and vandals.
Responding, the Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, commended Airtel Nigeria for colaborating with the state government for providing educational opportunities for the less privileged children and the uplift of the standard of education in the country.